- valjean: There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky, there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul.
- valjean: The first kind of hungry of human beings is knowledgeless.
- Fantine: I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I'm living!
- Javert: There... out in the darkness. A fugitive running, fallen from God. Fallen from grace. God be my witness, I never shall yield, 'til we come face to face. 'Til we come face to face. He knows his way in the dark, mine is the way of the Lord. Those who follow the path of the righteous shall have their reward. And if they fall as Lucifer fell, the flames, the sword... Stars, in your multitudes, scarce to be counted, filling the darkness with order and light. You are the sentinels, silent and sure, keeping watch in the night. Keeping watch in the night. You know your place in the sky, you hold your course and your aim. And each in your season returns and returns, and is always the same. And if you fall as Lucifer fell, you fall in flames. And so it must be, for so it is written, on the doorway to paradise, that those who falter and those who fall must pay the price. Lord let me find him, that I may see him safe behind bars. I will never rest, 'til then! This I swear! This I swear by the stars!
- Javert: One day more 'til revolution, we will nip it in the bud. We'll be ready for these school boys, they will wet themselves with blood!